Geoffroy to step down at Dom Pérignon

Richard Geoffroy will step down as cellar master of Dom Pérignon on 1 January 2019 it has been confirmed, and he will hand over his duties in full to Vincent Chaperon.

Geoffroy has been at the head of the prestige cuvée for 28 years and Chaperon has worked under him since 2005.

Since beginning the role in 1990, Geoffroy has declared 15 vintages of Dom Pérignon and reworked the late release stock with the ‘Pléntidues’ concept – known as P2 and P3.

In a statement announcing the change, the house said: “Geoffroy has enriched, refined and shared the universe of Dom Pérignon experiences, working with culinary luminaries such as Ferran Adrià and Alain Ducasse, as well as artists renowned for their creativity including David Lynch, Jeff Koons and most recently Lenny Kravitz.”

Chaperon meanwhile first joined Moët & Chandon in 1999, becoming an assistant winemaker in 2000.

He has worked with Geoffroy since 2005 and worked on 13 harvests and four declared vintages with him.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Supply Chain Assistant

Speciality Drinks
London NW10 7SF, UK

On-Trade Regional Sales Manager

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines
West Midlands & Northants

Supply Chain Co-ordinator

Speciality Drinks
London NW10 7SF, UK

Logistics Team Leader

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Key Account Executive

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Assistant Operations Manager

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

London Business Development Manager

Vine Distribution Services
Chelmsford, UK

Off-Trade Account Manager

Justerinis & Brooks
London, UK

Sales Account Manager x 2

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Wine Sales Development Manager

Fuller's
London, UK

Vinitaly 2019

Verona,Italy
7th Apr 2019

The Wine & Spirits Show

London,United Kingdom
12th Apr 2019

Vinexpo Bordeaux

Bordeaux,France
13th May 2019
Click to view more

The Global Beer Competition 2019

Deadline : 28th March 2019

The Global Cider Masters 2019

Deadline : 28th March 2019

Click to view more

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

View Results

Rioja Masters 2018

View Results

Click to view more